November 9, 2023 – FedArb is pleased to announce that Oscar Cruz Barney, one of the leading arbitrators and mediators in Mexico, has joined its international panel. Based in Mexico City, Cruz Barney’s practice will focus on arbitration and mediation in cross-border disputes, including in the commercial, energy, consumer products and intellectual property areas. He will also be available for mock arguments, monitorships, expert opinions and related dispute-resolution work.
Cruz Barney is the founding partner of Cruz Barney/Perez Cuellar Abogados. He serves as an arbitrator for the Centro de Arbitraje de México (CAM) as well as the ICC in Paris, where he has participated in several energy investment arbitrations among others. He is a former President of the Mexican national bar association El Illustre y Nacional Colegio de Abogados.
Cruz Barney has served as a panelist under Chapter XIX of NAFTA with respect to anti-dumping claims, an area in which he has particular expertise, and he participated in the so-called “Side Room” private sector negotiations between Mexico and the United States. He currently serves as president of the Mexican National Committee of the Paris-based Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), and he is an expert member of the Mexican Delegation to the International Organization of Vine and Wine.
“Oscar is well-known and respected in the international arbitration community,” said Kennen D. Hagen, FedArb’s president and CEO. “Given the growth of arbitration industry in Mexico and Latin America, we are thrilled to have someone of his stature join our growing international arbitration panel.”
“Dr. Cruz Barney is an exciting addition to FedArb’s expansion into international arbitration,” said Jerry Roth, head of FedArb’s European and Latin American desk. “His arrival coincides with FedArb’s other milestones including its cooperative relationships with SIAC and WIPO, and its recent publication of specialized rules for international arbitrations conducted under its auspices.”
Cruz Barney graduated with honors from the Universidad Iberoamericana and earned a Ph.D. in Law from the Universidad Panamericana. In 2012, his law degree was officially validated as a Spanish degree by the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte de España.
For almost two decades, leading law firms have used FedArb’s panel of more than 60 former Article III federal judges and 60 distinguished neutrals to successfully mediate and arbitrate hundreds of high profile complex civil cases, typically achieving results more efficiently and cost effectively than through litigation. FedArb’s panelists also work with law firms on internal investigations, mock trials and on corporate monitoring assignments. FedArb provides around-the-clock administrative services and requires its neutrals to honor the parties’ deadlines, saving clients time and money.